Join Aspen Historical Society for a walking tour to explore examples of bauhaus principles that continue to inspire local design, including one of Herbert Bayer’s former residences, as well as styles introduced by Bayer that have influenced area architects for decades. This tour supplements the AHS exhibit “bayer & bauhaus: how design shaped aspen”, on display at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum. The tour was created in partnership with local architect Harry Teague and made possible in part by the City of Aspen in honor of the community-wide bauhaus 100: aspen celebrations.
$15 adult / $12 senior / children 18 and under free. For more information visit www.aspenhistory.org or call 970.925.3721
Meets at Red Brick Center for the Arts, 110 E Hallam St. (at the corner of Aspen & Hallam)
Colorado Mountain College-Aspen Campus Gallery is hosting an opening reception for their exhibit “Return to Simplicity.” The exhibit will feature Bauhaus-inspired art and design.
Guided walking tours of “Earth Works and Land Art of Herbert Bayer” will be led by Landscape Architect Ann Mullins.
Meet at the Doerr-Hosier Center, 845 Meadows Road, Aspen, CO.
Open to the public; no tickets or RSVP required.
Red Brick Center for the Arts will host a conversation with exhibiting artists in the Great Ideas of Bauhaus. Artists will discuss the different printmaking processes and materials used to create their works. Hear what philosophies and mission of the Bauhaus tradition inspired artists and how they translated those ideas into visual form.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center will host a Bauhaus Adult Workshop in furniture design taught by Brad Reed Nelson.
Immerse yourself in the history of 100 years of the Bauhaus movement. The basic philosophy of the Bauhaus was “form follows function.” Students reimagine the material world by discussing the distinction between fine and applied arts then reunite creativity and manufacturing for good design in everyday lives. The goal is to reinvent furniture pieces originally inspired from the Bauhaus movement and apply those ideas to create an original table or stool.
Carbondale Arts Gallery opens their Bauhaus Exhibit featuring Brad Reed Nelson, Dick Carter and Dave Durrance. Brad Reed Nelson will host new work from academic furniture makers with a connection to the Roaring Fork Valley. Furniture makers involved in the exhibit include: Russell Baldon (CA), Vivian Beer (NH), Andy Buck (NY), Tom Loeser (WI), Wendy Maruyama (CA), Brad Reed Nelson (CO), Christopher Poehlmann (PA), Sylvie Rosenthal (WI), Jason Schneider (MI), Brent Skidmore (NC), and Mark Tan (CO).
Vivian Beer (NH) “The Light Machine”
Dick Carter presents his paintings from 1972 and 1973, these were created during his time as an assistant to Herbert Bayer in his Aspen studio. Dave Durrance shows work also inspired by Herbert Bayer. Each artist will be responding to a chosen piece created from the Bauhaus movement.
Visit the Wheeler Opera House website for more information.
Click here for costume making inspiration.
Red Brick Center for the Arts is excited to join the Roaring Fork Valley in the international celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus.
In 2019, numerous local organizations will collaborate on events to commemorate this modernist art school, honor its impact on Aspen and reignite the creative power that began a century ago
The Red Brick Center for the Arts will feature an exhibition of posters made by artists working in the printmaking medium. The format of the exhibit will take its inspiration from the Great Ideas of Western Man, an advertising campaign for Walter Paepcke’s Container Corporation, in which artists created an ad representing a quote from famous literary works.
To reexamine the idea of the Bauhaus in a format that pays tribute to Paepcke’s vision, the Red Brick Center for the Arts will invite artists to select a quote that exemplifies Bauhaus theories and beliefs and create a visual representation of the ideas.
Come join us to create your own fantastical costume to wear to the Bauhaus Ball at the Wheeler Opera House. The Bauhaus school known for their minimalist design, also put on fabulous costume parties in the 1920’s. Not restrained in modernist fashion, Bauhaus costumes were flamboyant, sculptural and truly works of art.
Art Educator and fashion designer, Mirjam Rosner will help participants create a costume to wear to the ball. Participants can take 1 class or multiple classes allowing for more creation time and instruction. Basic supplies in the Bauhaus colors will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring fabric, materials and ornamentation that they would like to specifically use on their costume. check out art educator and fashion designer, Mirjam Rosner pinterest board for inspiration.
Mark your calendars the Bauhaus Ball will be at the Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, CO on Thursday, June 6th
Costume workshops will run May 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 5:30PM – 7:30PM. Cost is $35 per class.
Take home a Herbert Bayer Bauhaus inspired 3D print. In a one hour session you can learn how to use the Pitkin County Library’s 3D printer and about the influence the Bauhaus and Herbert Bayer had on our culture and community. Shannon Foster will available on the 4th Friday of every month from 12-4:00 in our Maker Space lab to guide you through this process. Shannon is also available by appointment if you can’t make a Friday session. She can be reached at 970-429-1943 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free and open to the public.